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Applewood Employees Honored for Year of Excellence

Dec 26, 2022

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A Year of Excellence

Executive Director Keith Grady hosted the inaugural Employee Recognition luncheon to honor more than 200 team members of Applewood. “Our staff are dedicated team members who work tirelessly to make Applewood a premier community and home for our residents. This was the perfect opportunity to thank them and recognize their accomplishments,” says Grady.

Team members from across the community enjoyed lunch as awards were presented in recognition of exemplary service during 2022. Categories for awards included Good Catch, Mountain Movers, Rookie of the Year, Undercover Star, Many Hats Award and Innovator.

“I’m honored to receive the Innovator award, but my biggest reward is working with my amazing team to deliver innovative events and activities to our residents,” says Ilana Silvan, Assisted Living Activity Specialist.

After a celebration cake was served, over 30 door prizes were awarded, including various gift cards, overflowing gift baskets and three 32” Simply Smart televisions. Gift cards and prizes were donated by Applewood preferred vendors.

“It was so meaningful that management took the time to honor us,” noted Annmarie Bromell-Bollmeyer, Concierge and Mountain Mover award winner. “I truly enjoy my work with our residents and am very touched to receive this recognition.”


Good Catch

Contributes to residents’ safety by identifying & preventing dangerous situations:

  • Irma Castro
  • Luz Guardado
  • Karen Johnson
  • Jody Oakes
  • Amanda Roman

Mountain Mover

Employee goes above and beyond to help residents:

  • Marie Battle
  • Annmarie Bromell-Bollmeyer
  • Nancy Davis
  • Theresa Rennie
  • Jennifer Zboray

Rookie of the Year

New employee who has exceeded expectations:

  • Barbara Doyle
  • Richard Ehelebe
  • Cecilia Jara
  • John Lawrence
  • Daniel Moore
  • Ogonna Nweze
  • Norma Quispe

Undercover Star

Behind the scenes employee who plays a huge role in operations:

  • Jeffrey Bosse
  • Lilly Busto
  • Susan Houng
  • Meghan Kingsley
  • Kelsey Munn
  • Flora Saldivar
  • Anthony Smith
  • Katherine Torres

Many Hats Award

Assumes different roles in the department when the need arises:

  • Jill Beeler
  • Diana Boyd
  • Venous Cupid
  • AnnJannette Jones
  • Barbara Rasch
  • Tetyana Slavich
  • Carrie Tilton
  • Sharon Trotta
  • David Wooten


Employee who brings suggestions to operational improvements:

  • Joseph Messenger
  • Ilana Silvan


Applewood is a great places to build a career. If you’re ready to make a move in 2023 and want to work with motivated and inspired people in the senior living industry, visit our Careers page to learn more and see our current full-time and part-time employment opportunities here.